[CentOS] what causes CUPS to dis-enable a printer?
kwan.lowe at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 07:44:17 UTC 2010
On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 11:37 PM, Paul Johnson <pauljohn32 at gmail.com> wrote:
> In our computer lab, there are 6 Centos 5.4 workstations. There is an
> HP printer with jet direct card. It often works.
> But sometimes users come and get me saying the printer is broken, but
> it is actually working fine for *most* of the workstations.
> On the troubled system, I run system-config-printer and I check the
> printer in question (under properties) and I see the printer has been
> disabled. I mean, the box by the word Enabled is empty.
> After I manually (use lprm) remove the print jobs, and set the printer
> to Enabled, then the print queue will start working again.
There is a cups timeout value that might help. Cups will disable a
printer if it doesn't respond after a certain amount of time. If you
add a Timeout value to cupsd.conf you can either disable or set the
If that doesn't work, you may need to change the loglevel to debug and
watch until it fails.
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